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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Very dark, very smooth, plenty of hops and lots of malt. Very strong! Available mid December thru SuperBowl.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flyfishnm (6) - Montana, USA - SEP 5, 2007 does not count
Bottle. Dark brown. Raisiny, with lots of fusels present. Some sourness present.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle via beer swap at ABA Annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. Pours a clear, golden brown brew with a thin beige head that slowly dissolves to a fine film, good lacing and white ring. Aroma of smoked apple and plum wood, some roasted nuts, sweet caramel malt, with a touch of flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated, semi-sweet with flavors of light milk chocolate, toffee, some apple/pear character and a touch of smokey brown sugar. Finish is sweet, then slightly dry with a faint maple syrup flavor aftertaste. Nice touch for a doppelbock.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2007
12oz btl thanks to kyzr. A dark brown pour with little to no head. An aroma of malt sweetness and a hint of abv. A flavor of sweet maltiness followed by raisins and just enough bitter to keep it interesting. The abv comes through with just a tad of warmth. Light carbonation and good mouthfeel push this beer on up. Overall a beer that I really enjoyed and wish I could get here. thanks Mitch

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Bottle thanks to Kyzr poured a dark brown color with almost no head. Aroma was malty with sweet caramel and some chocolate. Flavor had a clean lager yeast with mild hop bitterness and more of a rich sweet malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3474) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
From Ashand, Oregon this poured dark ruby with a tiny brown head and little lacing. Nose of sweet malts. Thin body and nothing like it looks. Flavor is sweet and there are fruits in the finish. Not bad, not good. I am not very expert on the type so don’t know how to compare it on that basis, but I note below both Oakes and Ompher were not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with kyzr - Pours a clear brown color with a thin light tan head that faded quickly. No lacing. Has a sweet malt aroma. Flavor is very sweet malt with light esters. Medium body. Fairly smooth palate. Not bad. Thanks Mitch.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
[Bottle - Johns Market, Portland Oregon] A great beer. This was a dark brown in color with a small dark head a great malty aroma. A lo of good malty flavors and spicies. I really liked this beer. It was good and had a clear dopple taste.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Very dark with ruby highlights. Almost no head. Rich quality chocolate malt aroma. Flavour does not measure up to the aroma. Sour bitterness up front. Chocolate covered cherries in the middle. Sourness in the finish. Maltiness does grow on you through the bottle.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Very dark brown. Rasiny, lightly toffeeish aroma. Fusel character...ack. Chewy, alcohol, fruity with lots of malt and nuts. Get rid of the higher alcohols and fruitiness and it still lacks the sort of bright, complex maltiness that a beer of this style should have.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
Draught at Concordia, Portland. Clear dark ruby. Crystal malt aroma. Sweet with thick, yet hard mouthfeel. Papery and syrupy. I thought doppelbocks were supposed to display a rich malt character and soft mouthfeel, and here we’ve got a doppelbock with shitloads of hard, bleeding crystal malt. Give me a break!


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